Together with Richard Juhlin and Reijmyre Glasbruk, Palmgrens presents a hiking bag – a unique fusion of leather, champagne and crystal glass, where nature acts as a frame and engages all the senses. The hiking bag was presented in Palmgren’s store in Stockholm on November 10, 2022.
The unique hiking bag is produced in Stockholm and each bag is numbered, during production the customer is also offered to stamp their initials on the bag. It is sewn in vegetable tanned leather in Palmgren’s classic cognac colour. The bag also holds four crystal glasses designed by Richard Juhlin, made by Reijmyre’s experienced glassblowers, metal cooling blocks, lined with a woolen lining and a custom space for a champagne bottle.
Richard’s search for new champagne experiences has led him to exciting and exotic places, where carefully selected champagnes act in harmony with the natural beauty of the surroundings, and that’s how the idea for Champagne Hiking was born – a tasting trip around the world.
Richard Juhlin’s champagne glass is a blown glass and the technique was introduced at the mill in the 1830s. The blasted edge is heat treated, thus both thin and soft as well as pleasant. Reijmyre crystal glass is made lead-free and artisanally in Kolmården. Richard Juhlin’s champagne is produced in the French wine region of Champagne. Both crafts, crystal glass and drink, affect how we experience the place, how we experience and remember the drink, the conversation and the socializing. By taking champagne and champagne glasses out into nature, we take the experience of taste and aroma to a higher level.
The Champagne Hiking bag will be able to be ordered through Palmgren’s store on Sibyllegatan in Stockholm from January 2023. Price on request.
AB Joh. Palmgren was founded in Stockholm in 1896 by saddler Johannes Palmgren and specializes in leather bags, travel effects and accessories. Since the company was founded, Palmgren’s store has been located on Sibyllegatan in Stockholm. Palmgrens has its own production as well as collaborations with external designers to develop the range. All of Palmgren’s products are manufactured with great care for the craftsmanship and quality, and in vegetable tanned leather for environmental reasons.
ABOUT THE CHAMPAGNE CLUB BY RICHARD JUHLIN
Champagne Club by Richard Juhlin is the largest independent source of champagne information in the world. THE CHAMPAGNE EXPERT Richard Juhlin is the world’s foremost champagne expert, best known for his skills in blind tasting. Since 1998, he has held the world record for the most champagne ever tasted, having tasted, categorized & rated more than 14,000+ different unique champagnes in his lifetime. Established 1999.
Visit www.champagnelcub.com for more information.
ABOUT REIJMYRE’S GLASS FACTORY
Reijmyre Glasbruk was founded in 1810 in the deep forests of Kolmården. To this day, all crystal glass is made entirely by hand there. Today, manufacturing takes place through a number of techniques, of which driven, blown and pressed glass are the main ones.